Patricia Bosworth has written biographies about Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda and Diane Arbus, and now she applies her talents to her own fascinating life in her second memoir, The Men in My Life. The book chronicles Bosworth’s adolescence and sexual awakening, her foray into modeling for the likes of Arbus, as well as her time in Lee Strasberg’s Actors Studio, treading the boards alongside Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and Marilyn Monroe. Before becoming a writer, she starred opposite Audrey Hepburn in the 1959 film The Nun’s Story, and the stories about her time shooting the film in Rome are gripping to say the least. All the glamour and excitement of this period is haunted by her brother and father’s suicide, and in this conversation Patricia opens up about what is like being a “suicide survivor” and how it irreversibly affected her life. I adored our time together and I hope you like listening to what became of it.
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Patricia Bosworth is an American journalist and biographer living in New York City. She is a contributing editor of Vanity Fair. A winner of the Front Page Award, she’s taught literary non-fiction at Columbia University’s School of Journalism and Barnard College. A long-time board member of the Actors Studio. She’s also the author of bestselling biographies of Montgomery Clift, Jane Fonda, Marlon Brando and the photographer Diane Arbus, the latter of which was made into the movie Fur starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey Jr. Her first memoir about her family and the Hollywood Blacklist is entitled Anything Your Little Heart Desires: An American Family Story. Her second memoir, entitled The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950’s Manhattan.